Season 1, Ep. 13
Kevin Kwan is a sheer delight. Phil & Natalie recorded this episode quite late at night because Kevin is in LA, and his energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Sex and Vanity is his new novel and first since Crazy Rich Asians lit up cinema screens across the world. He talks about that success; breaking the glass ceiling for asian actors; his new book and how he made books for Elizabeth Taylor. You can buy Sex & Vanity here: https://amzn.to/39WRV93 We benefit from qualifying purchases
Season 1, Ep. 12
Mike Gayle cheers up the nation! He writes feel good fiction on contemporary issues and his new book is no exception. In this week's BestSellers he talks to Phil & Natalie about his 84 year old hero in this book, Hubert, and loneliness, racism and why he thinks women make friends easier than men.All The Lonely People is both heart wrenching and warm & fuzzy and will also make you laugh, as will Mike in this episode.You can buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2P2GdA3 We benefit from qualifying purchases.
Season 1, Ep. 11
In Episode 11, Phil & Natalie welcome the incredible Jojo Moyes. With over 40 million books sold, the creator of Lou Clark and the Me Before You series returns with a brand new stand alone story based on the women librarians who used to deliver books in the late 20's early 30s to rural homes in Kentucky. The female librarians on horseback were the idea of Eleanor Roosevelt, who was keen that detached communities could learn and still had access to books. Jojo talks about the research she did for this story, staying in the most remote part of Kentucky with only fireflies for company. She also talks about writing in lockdown and why Lou Clark returned one last time for a FREE short story recently.You can purchase The Giver of Stars here: https://amzn.to/2WG1weG We benefit from qualifying purchases.
Season 1, Ep. 10
Dorothy Koomson is Britain's Biggest Selling Black Female Writer - A title she's proud of. All My Lies are True is a long awaited sequel to The Ice Cream Girls and in this week's episode, Phil & Natalie talk to Dorothy about why now for a sequel; the importance of paying for books and why she's adamant there won't be an Ice Cream Girls 3....For now!You can buy All My Lies are True here: https://amzn.to/2Wmyroq We profit from qualifying purchases.
Season 1, Ep. 9
Phil & Natalie talk to the best selling writer of the Flat Share, Beth O'Leary about her new comedy drama, The Switch. Beth reveals a big Hollywood star signed on to work on a major adaptation of her debut; how The Switch was her 'difficult second album,' and how it took adulthood before she realised she was funny and could write comedy. If you want to buy The Switch you can do it here: https://amzn.to/2ZbiyDi We earn from qualifying purchases.
Season 1, Ep. 8
Lara Prescott was told by a literary agent nobody was interested in a story about Russia. Yet her debut novel - The Secrets We Kept - sold for a $2 million dollar advance. In Episode 8 of BestSellers, she tells Phil & Natalie how she quit life in Washington and politics, to fulfil her dream to become a writer and discusses this fictional imagining of what it was like for Boris Pasternak to write Dr Zhivago. This novel is way more than a spy thriller. Read it before it hits the screens. You can buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3eWmHQY We earn from qualifying purchases.
Sir Richard Henriques
Season 1, Ep. 7
Sir Richard Henriques QC defended and prosecuted 106 murder trials in equal measure before becoming a Judge, both in the High Court and Court of Appeal. In this extraordinary episode of BestSellers, he tells Phil and Natalie about prosecuting the ten year old boys who callously murdered James Bulger; prosecuting Britain's most prolific serial killer, Dr Harold Shipman; hearing the trial of the Met Police for shooting dead the innocent Jean Charles de Menezes and was invited to investigate the botched Operation Midland in which Police accused several high profile public figures of being part of a Westminster paedophile ring that never existed. He talks about this incredible legal career and his concerns now for the British judicial system which has a record backlog of cases, and fewer sitting courts. This is a must listen. It's not a memoir, but a catalogue of some of the biggest criminal cases in British history.WARNING: Contains detail about some trials that some people may find upsetting. If you want to buy this book you can click here: https://amzn.to/2BDW4RW As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.